CHATAIGNIER, La. (AP) -- A tornado hurled a mobile home several hundred yards onto a road Tuesday, killing two people and seriously injuring five others, authorities said.
The tornado was spawned by a violent weather front that produced heavy rain and high wind from southeastern Texas into wide sections of Louisiana. Flooding forced dozens from their homes in the Houston area. Tornadoes also caused scattered damage in southern Mississippi but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Firefighters found the mobile home in a pile of rubble near this Evangeline Parish town about 4 a.m., said Fire Chief Ronnie Smith.
"It had been picked up out of a field and traveled 300 or 400 yards and slammed on the pavement," Smith said.
Two women, ages 33 and 18, were dead at the scene. All five survivors were taken to hospitals with severe injuries, Smith said.
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